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Naidu inaugurates AP's seventh airport at Orvakallu

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Andhra Pradeshs seventh airport at Orvakallu near city was Tuesday inaugurated by N Chandrababu Nadu, setting the stage for transforming the region into a more developed area.

The airport has been categorized as '3C' and is capable of handling turboprop aircraft like ATR-72 and Q-400.

Developed on a 1,010 at a cost of Rs 110 crore, the has a 2000-metre runway with four aprons for parking of aircraft, according to Principal Secretary (Infrastructure and Investment)

The said the aviation sector was a key of the states economic growth and has the potential to generate jobs even in the backward regions like and north

"Airports could act as growth hubs by providing air connectivity throughout the state and drive the growth of manufacturing sector, tourism and other commercial activities," Naidu said.

The would go a long way in transforming and other districts into more developed areas, he said.

While Visakhapatnam, Rajamahendravaram, and are major airports in Andhra Pradesh, Kadapa, Puttaparthi (not a commercial airport yet) and Orvakallu in district are the smaller ones.

from are expected to begin from April.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:05 IST